Object Relations and Self Psychology: An Introduction

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Brooks/Cole, 1996 - Object relations (Psychoanalysis) - 226 pages
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This unique book makes object relations and self psychology accessible to students of psychology, counseling, and social work as well as to theologians and other theorists not familiar with recent psychoanalytical literature. The theories presented illuminate areas of childhood experiences such as relational problems and narcissistic and borderline personality disorders...Students will find clinical insights about object relations and self psychology. The issues, ideas, and controversies of these models of the person are clearly presented and readable. A balance between technical accuracy and simple clarity is maintained.

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Michael St. Clair has a clinical background in individual and family therapy, as well as in teaching personality theory and supervising students in field placements. He is a Professor of Psychology at Emmanuel College, Boston. He has published in the area of object relations and also in the history of millennarian groups.

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